Woburn Abbey Triathlon
8 September 2018 • Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire
tri for life presents The Woburn Abbey Triathlon, set in one of the most spectacular locations in Bedfordshire. One of the...
* All entries for the Male and Female Junior Super Series and Senior Elite races are subject to approval by the BTF Performance Team. Applications are open now and will close on 1 June. All entrants will be emailed on 13 June and successful applicants will have until 29 June to enter. Apply here.
** All entries for the Male and Female Junior Super Series and Senior Elite races are subject to approval by the BTF Performance Team. Applications are open now and will close on 1 June. All entrants will be emailed on 13 June and successful applicants will have until 29 June to enter. Apply here.
To personalise your medal, order an iTaB engraved with your name and finish time, and make your fantastic finish medal even more special. You can order your iTaB during the entry process or using this link.
The event takes place at Dorney Lake, Eton (a leading venue for Senior and Elite triathlon events) giving young people the opportunity to feel what it is like to compete on a grand stage. Dorney Lake was the venue for the rowing and kayak events in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.
The biking and running are all on closed roads so there’s no worry about traffic. All participants are considered winners for taking part and taking on the prospect of a 100, 200, 300 or 400m open water swim followed by a 1.5, 3, 5.3 or 10.6km bike ride and 600m, 1, 1.8 or 2.5km run.
The scootathlon is a mini fun triathlon children between the ages of 4 and 8 where they scoot, bike and run. Boys will race with girls at the same time in various age categories.
You can pre-order all your digital photos for just £15 (normal price £25) – click here to find out more.
Below are the wave timings for 2018.
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Age is calculated as of 31 December, 2018. For the Scootathlon, age is 4 to 8 on event day.
Human Race triathlons and duathlons are governed by the British Triathlon Federation. All entrants are required to abide by all applicable British Triathlon rules and regulations.
The relevant rules and regulations can be read in the BTF Rulebook.
If you are not a current member of Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland or the Welsh Triathlon Association, you will be liable to pay a£3 day membership fee at registration. Regret cash only, no credit cards. Please show your race licence at registration.
British Triathlon Rule Number 8.1 states “Any equipment that acts as an impediment to hearing or concentration is prohibited from use during an event (including transition). This includes, but is not limited to, mobile telephones (which should be switched off if stored in transition), personal stereos and MP3 players.”
We are often asked if wetsuits have to be worn at our events. But the wearing of wetsuits in triathlon is governed by British Triathlon rules and is totally dependent on water temperature one hour before the start of the event. Read the wetsuit rule for triathlons HERE.
Below are the 2018 results. These results are provisional, and any queries should be sent to our Results Crew. These are compiled and any changes are shown in the final results here around a week after the event. If you are looking for results from previous years, please visit the main Human Race Results page.
Don’t forget, you can personalise your medal with an iTAB, engraved with your name and finish time. If you haven’t already, you can order yours here!
Our wetsuit partner Zone3 have taken their expertise and transferred the technology that make their adult wetsuits so good into their kids’ wetsuits. The children’s Adventure wetsuit is designed with a lot of the features used in the adult collection but with some slight changes to make them more specific for age range. The suit features:
To get your brand new children’s wetsuit, please take a look on the Zone3 site here.
Please note only Month Hire is available for this event, please navigate to the Monthly hire section once on the Zone3 website – Deadline to reserve your hire is the Tuesday before the event
If you’ve grown out of this suit, Zone3’s smaller adult suits are always worth a look for the teenage superstars as well. Check them out here at the Zone3 Human Race Hub.
We are often asked if wetsuits have to be worn at our events. But the wearing of wetsuits in triathlon is governed by British Triathlon rules and is totally dependent on water temperature one hour before the start of the event.
|Water Temperature||Wetsuit Rule|
|Water Temp less than 14 degrees||Wetsuits are COMPULSORY|
|Water temp 14 – 22 degrees||Wetsuits are OPTIONAL|
|Water temp above 22 degrees||Wetsuits are BANNED|
We do say that wetsuits in fact help with buoyancy and warmth, so we strongly recommend that you wear one if they are optional. We will keep you updated with water temperature as we get closer to the event but at Dorney Lake it is almost always an optional wetsuit swim.
British Bike Hire will be at the event hiring child specific bikes for £20. You can book yours online, or arrive on the day to hire yours. Once you’re there, their trained mechanics will be able to fit your child onto a bike specifically sized for their measurements, meaning a reduced risk of injury, and a safer bike to ride. You can choose from hybrid bikes with flat handlebars or child specific road bicycles with drop handlebars, either option will be safely set up and ready to ride on the day! Call 0800 689 3527 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book yours now.
Micro Scooters are thrilled to support the Human Race Scootathlons and be at the heart of the family fun. We are proud to be providing adult scooters for the adult and child relay race and a fancy dress zone! We wish everyone taking part the very best of scooting luck!
For advice on getting your scooter ready for the race, finding a scooter for mum or dad or anything else please do visit us at:
Our new photography partner, AWOL Adventure, has a great pre-event photo offer for you to take advantage of:
You can pre-order ALL your digital photos for just £15 (normal price £25). Minimum 2 photos guaranteed, or your money back
AWOL Adventure will have professional photographers stationed all over the course and finish line ready to capture that timeless photo – just don’t forget to smile!
But hurry! This offer is only available before the event. On event day, the bundle price increases to £25, and single images will be £15 each, so we recommend you get in early and save – this is the best deal you’ll get.
You can personalise your medal with an iTAB, engraved with your name and finish time.
If you ordered your iTAB whilst entering the event, it will arrive in the post shortly after race day.
Don’t worry if you haven’t ordered your iTAB. You will have set up a MyActive account when registering for the event. You can simply log back into your account to order it. We’ll also share the iTAB website order link with you after the event!
The official event hotel is the Heathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel.
Located within easy reach of Heathrow Airport, 20 minutes from Twickenham Stadium, Royal Windsor & close to Dorney Lake, M4 and M25 motorways, the Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotel is a convenient hotel to be based when exploring the local area and is ideal for before or after your event. Royal Windsor is only 5 minutes by car where you can see Windsor Castle and all this lovely historic town has to offer, and London is also within easy reach by bus or train. Other local attractions near this hotel include Eton, Legoland and racecourses at Ascot and Windsor.
After a day of sightseeing, take a dip in the hotel swimming pool, sauna or steam room and indulge in one of their superb dining options, including the Brasserie Centrale Restaurant, Pizza Da Marco or Chats Bar.
Heathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel
The event will be held at the Olympic rowing venue for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Full on-site parking means you can come and go while the event is taking place, we have showers and toilets aplenty and there is catering in the Boathouse.
Detailed Road, Rail and Taxi Instructions HERE
If you require accommodation we recommend using the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s accommodation booking service.
The service operates seven days a week and offers you:
Tickets to major attractions are also available through the Concierge box office service so why not let them help you to make the right choice and ensure your stay is a memorable one!
Accommodation Hotline: +44 (0)1753 743907